A number of the College’s related Policies and Procedures clearly articulate a zero tolerance to bullying alcohol and drugs. The College is aware that problems will arise and a need for them to be dealt with quickly and efficiently is paramount. These are not limited to but may include:
- – Bullying including Cyber bullying
- – Drug alcohol and tobacco abuse
- – Mental health
- – Physical abuse
- – Social problems
- – Family problems
- – Emotional and physical illness
- – Disability support – Harassment
- – Racial vilification
- – Study skill support
- – Career path exploration
- – Goal setting
- – Peer pressure
All College staff are mandated under Section 184 Children Youth and Families ACT 2OO5 to make a report to Child Protection when, in the course of practicing their profession or carrying out the duties of office position or employment, form the belief on reasonable grounds that a child is in need of protection. This is application to students under the age of 18 years. Types of child abuse include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and family violence.
The College will, without question, provide a harmonious environment in which students do not feel apprehension. It is unlawful to discriminate against people because of their age, gender, physical or intellectual disability, marital status, sexuality, country of birth, language, race, creed, religion, culture or other background.
Students under the age of 18 years will be supervised at all times including arrival and departures from the nearby two rail stations. Students with special needs will be factored and catered for through appropriate learning stations and other needs such as toiletry requirements, medication and special dietary requirements. The College will promote group support amongst staff and students and monitor student performance and behaviour.